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Treading Air - Dylan Hammond
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Treading air - Dylan Hammond 2010.

Produced by Michael Caruana & Dylan Hammond at "Michaels Kitchen," 2010.

(Breach of copyright is not cool. Offenders will be shot on sight).

 

 

Questions?

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

Where did you go?

We were so close before

Why won’t you talk to me?

I want something more

 

Who are you now?

I thought I knew you

What were you thinking?

I want something more… more… MORE!

 

Oh when will I see you?

It’s been a while you know

How has it come to this?

I remember the days

 

Are you happy now?

Do you long for the past?

Sometimes I think about what we got up to

Do you too?

 

 

Trust

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

I can’t find what I’ve in sight

But I don’t mind cause I’ll be fine

If I can sing some random line

But don’t be shy cause I won’t bite

I just want you to see the light

And feel your trust

I want to feel your trust

 

Come to me when you need me

And I will make it easy

Follow me down this road

You look left and I’ll look right

What we both have in mind

Together we will find

But don’t be shy

‘cause I won’t bite

I just want you to see the light

And feel your trust

I want to feel your trust

 

 

For once

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

I sit alone tonight for once

With my head in one hand and a pencil in the other hand

Dying to bring them together but helpless as to how

Waiting for a flow that I know will come along.. sooner or later

 

I sit alone tonight for once

Wishing there was somebody with me but happy that there’s not

I need this time here by myself, no matter how lonely I feel

'cause deep down I know I’m not lonely, I’m just not used to being alone

And I’m so alone.

 

Waiting for a flow that I know will come along.. sooner or later

Dying to belong even though I am alone

Its such a strange feeling

Am I stoned?

 

I need a friend

I need for this loneliness to end

I need some time

Before I start taking this craziness to heart

I think I’m going ‘round the bend

 

Waiting for a flow that I know will come along.. sooner or later

Dying to belong even though I am alone

Its such a strange feeling

Am I stoned?

 

I sit alone tonight for once

I sit alone and its alright for once

Its alright for once

 

 

Bums

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

Someone called me lazy today and I lied to them and said I wasn’t lazy

Instead I made up all this crazy shit I would never have done during that day

'Cause when I say I’m a musician, most just say yeah but what’s your occupation

And when I say ‘hey man, I work for no one’

Most just say nothing and go away thinking I’m a dirty bum

Now bums are bums and I love a good bum

But I myself am definitely not one

I barely even have one between my back legs

There's not alot there

At the back that is…

hmmmm…

Anyway, I’ll do my thing and you do yours

And we’ll talk about it later

But if you wanna bag a human to me, I’ll leave when you start spilling

We’re all the same

We have one name

We all must live our lives

I’m not sure what I’m saying but I wanna rhyme it with strife or wife

 

 

The me they see

(music by D. Hammond, lyrics by R. Dorber)

 

I know that there’s a fear people can’t hide

And it’s forced upon them from every side

I don’t know what it is that they seem to know

But they seem to know wherever I go

 

Now I can’t seem to make no sense

Why these people speak out in defence

I try to think of a beautiful face

And I try to feel good when there’s bad in this place

 

I stop to take a breath along the way

Changing the way I see the day

Its not gonna be the me that they see

But the me they don’t see 'cause It just can’t be me

 

I know that there is hope 'cause I’m not alone

And I think of thought and all it’s power

Now we’ll see a change

And the change that we see will take away what tastes so sour

 

I try to think of a beautiful face

And I try to feel good when there’s bad in this place

I don’t know what it is that they seem to know

But they seem to know wherever I go

 

 

The dish and the spoon

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

The subject in question is delicate

A butterfly in a tornado

Pushing for no real direction

And fighting with nothing to win

Participants involved are oblivious

Sitting ducks for the gun

Drifting away with the current unaware

Of the enemy below

 

The company present is silent

Hopefully just a phase

Tell me everything everyone

Shower me with a phrase

Location desired is where I am

A caterpillar in a cocoon

Don’t be so eager to walk away

Don’t run away with the spoon

 

Don’t run away with the spoon

The spoon that the dish ran away with

 

 

Whale in a puddle

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

There’s always gonna be some battle

Something to unravel

But you’ve gotta learn to not get rattled

Or your bad’ll get doubled

Just remember to not get worried

Don’t stress and get hurried

Cause that’s when you’ll find you’re gonna get muddled

Like a whale in a puddle.

 

You’ll find that it’ll all get better

For about ten seconds

Then you’ll really never know whether

You really wanna

Wanna gather all the pieces of the puzzle

And fit the reason to the riddle

Or whether you just wanna leave it all muddled

And leave the whale in the puddle

 

Why should I be there

When you’re winding up in binding that you can evade

Why can’t you help yourself enough to leave me out of it

But anyway you can be helped but not by me today

You can be saved, there is a way but leave me out of it.

 

You’re never gonna shake this struggle

You are the whale in the puddle

You’ll never get around this muddle

Not unless you’re subtle

Step back and you know you’re gonna tumble

But step forward and you’ll fumble

Either way you know you’re standing in trouble

And you better move it or you’re rubble

 

 

The wrath of Senso (Selfo)

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

What’s it gonna be like when I see you at the festival?

Will you wanna see me or will you be over me by then and there won’t be anything left?

Right now that’s not how I want it to be

But I know that’s what you’re working towards

You want me to be nothing to you

 

It just that now you have to make it seem like it’s not that easy

To make it easier on me

Well..

You are heartless

Selfish

And you don’t care whose heart you’ve stolen and lost

On the way to your perfect life with yourself

Even your best friend

Which I now realise is something that you said just to make it seem like I was harder to do than I thought it was for you

 

Selfo,

I love you and I want you

But I don’t want to love you

Selfo,

You have my love

Don’t throw it away

Just keep it for another day

 

Ok

I know what you’re thinking

I know why you’re leaving

But that doesn’t change it

You see me and you don’t want to leave

And we laugh like we’re in love again

But I see that you don’t act naturally

You try to make it seem like you care

But I know all you wanna do is get outta there

Like it was nothing to you

But I know you

You’ve got nothing to prove

 

I’m sorry

I don’t hear your bitterness

Your words are so coated with sugar

Could you treat me with any less care?

You push me and run

And I know you’re scared

You don’t want to fall in love

You wanna leave when you’ve had enough

The way you are will make you up to be someone that eventually has no one

 

Oh Selfo,

I love you and I want you

But I don’t want to love you anymore

You want to leave me but you want me there

And I want to stay but I have to go

Yes, I have to go..

 

 

A song to change nothing

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

I ask myself why I’m still thinking of you

But I know that it’s 'cause I love you

I know you know that that’s why too

But it sucks to love you sometimes

And I hate that we don’t spend time together like we used to

And I never asked to meet you

We were never introduced

But we came to love each other

And we’re still here for that too

 

And I love you my baby

with my heart and with my mind

And I know and you know that our lives are intertwined

We don’t need nothing to know we’ve got everything

I hope that you know that 'cause that’s all we need to know

and a song won’t change nothing

But turn nothing into a song

And that’s when you got something

And you know that it can’t be wrong

That’s where we belong

'cause there just aint nothing wrong with a song

 

 

Treading water

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

Boy sees girl down the river

Says “hey, wanna come into the water with me?”

Girl says “no” with a shiver

“If the weather would warm up by ten degrees… maybe”

Boy says “No way, Come swimming!”

She looks down and continues reading

Boy grabs girl and jumps into the river

Girl hits boy

Boy holds girl closer

and leans in to whisper…

 

“Kiss me in the river girl”

 

Boy says “let’s go for a wander”

Girl says “only if you hold my hand”

He says “girl, you know that I love you”

She says “boy, I know you do”

Boy says “girl, do you love me too?”

She says “boy, I don’t know…. You know what, I don’t think so. I barely know you. But I want to be close to you so…”

 

“Kiss me by the river boy”

 

Girl leaves boy by the river

On the muddy bank with no look back

She don’t need him there with her

Boy dives under to hide his tears

Sometime later she comes back to the river

Crying her depth of cold regret

On the muddy bank she puts out a hand

Boy says “no girl, I’m treading water so…”

 

“Leave me in the river girl, I’m treading water”

 

 

Goodbye baby goodbye

(music and lyrics by D. Hammond)

 

Goodbye baby goodbye

You’ve given me good times

But now its time for me to say goodbye to you

You know, its funny baby I..

I don’t know how I’m gonna find my way back home

Could I stay for a while?

 

Goodbye baby goodbye

It seems like such a while since the first time I shared this bed with you

You know, its funny baby I..

I don’t know where the love I have for you came from

But I’ll be here for a while

 

Goodbye baby goodbye

You given me good times

But know its time for me to walk right out on you

You know, its funny baby I..

I don’t know where the love I had for you has gone

But its been gone for a while

Please don’t cry

Please don’t cry

Please don’t cry anymore

 

Goodbye baby goodbye

It seems like such a while since the last time I shared this bed with you

you know, its funny baby I..

I don’t know how I could think my love for you had gone

So I’ll be here

I’ll be here

I’ll be here for while

 

 

 

 

 

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